KanPak begins construction on expansion in Yates County

Construction has begun on the expansion of the KanPak facilities in the Horizon Business Park in one of the largest construction projects in the Village’s history.

KanPak, one of the largest employers in the Village of Penn Yan which acquired the former Emmi Roth facility five years ago, produces a variety of dairy and coffee-based products, such as iced and cold brew coffee, ice cream, yogurt and frozen dessert products, milk shake bases, packaged milk and creamers and specialty beverages for the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry.

As part of the project, the company is constructing a new private wastewater treatment plant on-site and will expand its manufacturing line and warehouse.

Empire State Development is helping facilitate KanPak’s expansion with up to $600,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. ESD is also providing a $150,000 capital grant for the project. The company will hire up to 15 new employees over the next five years and will retain 197 jobs. KanPak is investing almost $21 million and expects the expansion at the Horizon Park Drive location to be completed sometime in the summer of 2020. Yates County is also providing incentives.

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